Monthly Archives: January 2019

10 Tips for a Soothing French Country Nursery

If you think of French style, the relaxed look of French country often springs to mind: tender, intimate, inviting and comfortable. The look has bohemian undertones; the furniture will be antique or reflect older fashions. Bright, airy colours and a mixture of soft, natural, breathable fabrics characterizes it. This calming palette of soft colours and […]

A Broad Basement Gets in the Game

This Portland, Oregon, remodel turned a dark ’70s-style basement into a fantasy area for a household of four. Designer Erin Davis of Mosaik Design & Remodeling and Jenny Guggenheim of Fig Studio Interior Design made full use of the spacious 1,700-square-foot basement, incorporating a match area, TV area, bedroom, bath and kitchenette. Midcentury-inspired furniture and […]

Open-Air Living in the Mountains of Bali

A former London city slicker, Simon Evans made the move from an urban apartment to this darkened tropical home among the trees. He worked together with local business Bali GreenWorld to design and construct his new home — a two-story 377-square-foot construction made entirely out of locally sourced materials. And he cleared out all the […]

Kitchen of the Week: A Part-Time Space Entirely Satisfies

Though this pied-à-terre kitchen at San Francisco gets less usage than just one in a fulltime home, the owners still wanted all the amenities of a whole kitchen. Used mainly for a week for a month at a time, it has 82 square feet of distance — meaning the owners had to maintain their wish […]

Go Wide With a Football-Watching Party Outside

The start of the new NFL season is just round the corner. On Wednesday evening, September 5, 2012, the Cowboys of Dallas take on the Giants of New York. You couldn’t ask for a much better kickoff to soccer season, as this is one of those great NFL rivalries, pitting “America’s Team” contrary to the […]

Kitchen Counters: Gorgeous Engineered Quartz

Engineered quartz is countertops’ style chameleon. Whether you love traditional or modern, apple green or ecru, honed or polished, flecked or patterned, quartz’s myriad choices will have you covered. Engineered quartz is also simple to keep, nontoxic and nonallergenic — there’s not much to dislike about this magnificent man-made material. Abodwell interior design- Brittney Fischbeck […]